MONTREAL, NOVEMBER 14, 2011 – With the retirement of Commissioner Joseph Petraglia in October, Ann Marie Matheson was recently elected by the English Montreal School Board’s Council of Commissioners to fill the vacancy in Ward 12 until the next election.
Ms. Matheson’s connection to the EMSB dates back to the beginning of her 20 year career in education. As a member of the Student Services Department of the former Montreal Catholic School Board (MCSC), she was directly involved with programs meant to reduce absenteeism and increase student success rates in all high schools, including Ward 12’s St. Raphael, St Pius X and Paul VI schools.
Additionally, Ms. Matheson served as the International Baccalaureate Program Coordinator at Marymount Academy in its founding years and most recently, she was on loan-of-service to the Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sports (MELS) where she was responsible for the École Montréalaise Program in English schools – 19 of which were in the EMSB, including both Our Lady of Pompei and John Caboto Academy in Ward 12.
Currently, Ms. Matheson works in the Lester B. Pearson School Board as a school administrator. She is a parent of two children who have attended EMSB schools. As well she served on the Region 3 Parents Committee and Central Parents Committee in 2005.